THIS DAY IN HISTORY 02/07
1823 – Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
1916 – Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism
1967 – Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women’s open golf tournament
2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
2004 – ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.¨
1877 – Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d.1962)
1908 – Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore Maryland, 1st black Supreme Court justice (1967-91), (d. 1993)
1947 – Larry David, Brooklyn NY, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
1986 – Lindsay Lohan, New York City, New York, American actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
1566 – Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist, dies at 62
1850 – Robert “Bobbie” Peel, British PM/founder London Police, dies at 62
1961 – Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate, dies from suicide at 61
1999 – Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78